News 2017 April

Stories for April 2017

Wednesday, April 26

Lady Blackhawks win on Senior Night

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

Farmers Market opens

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

The Farmers Market launched its season with a great start and beautiful weather on Sunday.

Public meetings

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, April 27

Jr. 'Hawks are champs

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

Jr. High Blackhawks and Jr. High Lady Blackhawks track both are conference champions.

Land owners applaud council

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

County residents who resisted annexation into the city applauded the Pea Ridge City Council's decision not to annex their land.

Hobbs State Park events

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

Day camp

Community events

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

Train ride slated

Blackhawk sports roundup

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

Lady Blackhawks

Gibson to study in Kew, London

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Division for children gets increase

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The legislature approved a very conservative budget for state agencies next fiscal year.

Obituaries

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

Leslie Eugene Clark

School Vision: Questions answered

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

From Blackhawk to Brave

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Proposed PRHS plan

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

Illustration submitted

Church news

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Fine arts auditorium to serve community

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

A fine arts auditorium in the new high school would provide seating for 1,200 people and be available to all students in the school district as well as the community. Currently, band and choir concerts as well as musicals for Primary and Intermediate students and kindergarten graduation are held in either the high school cafeteria or one of the gyms.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Dress to Impress

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Cramers celebrate golden anniversary

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

David and Sandra Cramer of Pea Ridge were married April 21, 1967, in the Melbourne First Baptist Church in Alsatia, La.

Bledsoe gives funds to city

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

State Sen. Cecile Bledsoe presented a $20,000 check to city officials Tuesday, April 18. The money will be divided between the Police Department, the Library and City Hall.

Pea Ridge Schools menu

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, May 1

Now I feel really old -- Cards celebrate 1967 Championship

posted: 04/26/2017 5 a.m.

I was watching/listening the St. Louis Cardinals series with the Milwaukee Brewers (three of which the Cards won) and the two sportscasters were talking about the old days. They brought up the fact that there would be a golden anniversary celebration of the 1967 Cardinals World Series Championship with this being the 50th anniversary of that particular event.

Wednesday, April 19

Lady Blackhawk Softball seniors

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

No. 12 Dominique Burwell OF/P

Tuna Cornbread Casserole

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Tuna Cornbread Casserole

Allison is winning pitcher

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Boys & Girls Club serves families

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Correction

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Hayden Holtgrewe, a junior, was erroneously listed with the seniors in the April 12 Athletic Spotlight. The TIMES sincerely apologizes for the error.

Pea Ridge Schools menu

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, April 24

Old downtown Pea Ridge is changing

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Someone has said, "The only constant in life is 'change.'" I have also heard that only two things are certain, "death" and "taxes." Possibly we could add to that short list the idea that continuing change is also quite certain. Sometimes change comes quickly. Sometimes it comes gradually, or is a long time in coming; but it does come. Our old downtown Pea Ridge, the Pea Ridge of the 1900s, is going through some big changes these days. It has happened before, of course, and more than once.

Shiloh Museum

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

EVENTS

Council approves increase in several budget line items

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Explaining water loss and water lines, engineer David Gilbert, educated the City Council members at the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, April 11.

WWII Veteran honored at ballgame

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

School news

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Band holds fundraiser

Church news

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Lady Blackhawks take third place in tourney

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS -- The Pea Ridge Lady Blackhawks got tripped up in the semifinals of the Siloam Springs Lady Panther Invitational on Saturday, but the Lady Blackhawks ended a long day of softball on a winning note.

State enacts laws to benefit children

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- During the 2017 regular session, lawmakers considered numerous changes to existing law governing placement of neglected children.

The inevitable hurdles of life

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

The runners get set, then go at the sound of the starting gun. As they progress down the lane, they face a hurdle. Bounding over, they run a few more feet and then face another hurdle. And again, and again, as they continue the race in the track meet.

Club news

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Glad Community Historical Socity

Questions asked about water service

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- A few city residents attended a public forum held Tuesday, April 11, to discuss a proposed water rate increase.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Friday, April 14

Community Calendar

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, April 19

Shiloh Museum

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Butterfly Gardens

NEBCO Fire EMS Dept.

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, April 9

Blackhawk boys take first in relays

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Community events

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Safety first

FFA Sweetheart crowned

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge High School FFA Chapter Barnwarming dance was held March 31 in the Branded K, Powell, Mo.

Blackhawk Sports Schedule

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, April 19

Garfield gets grant

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Two shot in Little Flock during four-hour standoff

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE FLOCK -- Two people were shot early Friday morning and a Lowell man is accused of shooting them, then barricading himself in the apartment, resulting in a four-hour standoff with police.

Sponsors needed for baccalaureate

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Obituaries

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Jim McCarty

Blackhawk Sports Roundup

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, April 10

Court report

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Court report

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

King, a coach to generations

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Benton County Jail

posted: 04/19/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, April 11

Wednesday, April 12

Fee free week at Military Park

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Blackhawk baseball seniors

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

2017 Blackhawk Baseball

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, April 4

Planning Commission discusses new baseball field, Habitat lots

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Planning Commission got together for a tech review Thursday, April 6, and discussed the construction of a new baseball field and a lot split for Habitat for Humanity.

Blackhawk Baseball & Softball Schedules

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, April 10

Pea Ridge Schools menu

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, April 17

Eagle Scouts beautify park

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Public meetings

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, April 18

Community Calendar

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, April 12

School district anticipates sale of property

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

A rendering of the new Pea Ridge High School will be complete within the next two weeks, Pea Ridge superintendent Rick Neal told those gathered at the school board meeting Monday night.

Finances to be taught to teens

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Hello, fellow Pea Ridge family.

Eagle Scouts help community

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Obituary

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Blake Alexander Patton

Sponsors needed

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Sponsors are needed for the annual baccalaureate service sponsored by the Pea Ridge Area Ministerial Alliance. It is set for Friday, May 19.

Blackhawk sports schedule

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, April 13

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, March 27

Crashes back up traffic on Ark. 72

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Easter events

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, April 13

Marriage licenses

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

March 30

Laws govern medical marijuana

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- On the last full day of the 2017 legislative session, the Senate narrowly defeated a bill that would have required that a majority interest in medical marijuana facilities be owned by people who have been Arkansas residents for the past seven years.

Turkey Baskets

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Turkey Baskets

Getting rid of moles: Scout runs, trap, repel

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

SPRINGFIELD -- Moles get busy this time of year digging up lawns and gardens. Their activity can create tripping hazards and ruin the aesthetics of landscaped areas. That damage is why homeowners start seeking remedies this time of year according to Kelly McGowan, horticulture educator with University of Missouri Extension.

Band fundraisers

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

The annual "Chicken in the Ditch" fundraiser for the Pea Ridge Band programs will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, in the high school parking lot. Chicken will be sold until gone. Chicken may be ordered ahead of time. Cost is $4 for a half; $7 for two halves.

Golf Benefit

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Fraternal Order of Police is hosting a benefit golf tournament (four-man scramble) for Friday, April 21, at Big Sugar Golf Course.

Farmers Market to hold soft opening April 23

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Farmers Market will have a soft opening on Sunday, April 23, with plenty of strawberries.

I'm dreaming of a balanced budget

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Whether we like Donald Trump's actions as president of our nation, or would have preferred someone else in the White House, he is going to be making decisions like the bombing of the Syrian air base without asking for a popular vote of us the voters. We will be free to question his decision but that will be after the fact because unlike Obama he will not warn the "enemy" and certainly not check with us before hand. His staff probably talked to our primary allies so they were aware of the impending attack because they seemed to quickly give their support, except for Russia, of course, which supports the Syrian president.

Blackhawk sports roundup

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Blackhawks

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, April 2

Benton County Jail

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, April 5

Blackhawks: The gold standard for 4A athletics

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

The creme de la creme, the cream of the crop, the best of the best, the tip of the top.

Easter Egg Hunt

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Families gathered for an Easter egg hunt in front of the old elementary school in Pea Ridge Saturday, April 8.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Woollard offers hope through her books

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Charlotte Woollard loves it when her books take twists and turns.

PRMBA Associates of the Month for March 2017

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

"Colby Creech is one busy young lady," teacher Cathy Segur said of PRMBA associate of the month.

Church news

posted: 04/12/2017 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial

Wednesday, April 5

Behind-the-scenes vet assistant cares for animals, pets

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Maggie Munoz always knew she wanted to work with animals.

Drugs confiscated by Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Church news

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial

Blackhawk schedule

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, April 5

Obituary

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Melvin Valerie Keith Carrico

Furnishings for a new family costly

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

My parents set up housekeeping in the late 1930s, in the depths of the Great Depression. Hardly anyone had money to speak of in those days, but I understand they had $300 or so to get the things needed to make the house livable and to buy necessary items for making life work day to day. I've often wondered if I could have made the necessary choices and kept to the priorities that were necessary to establish a family and make a home in those hard times.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, March 26

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Legislators work to balance budget

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- In the final days of the 2017 regular session, legislators completed work on balanced budgets for state agencies, prison units, public schools and higher education.

Pea Ridge Schools menu

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, April 10

Court report

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

King count at 500+ with Pea Ridge baseball

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

John King's career as baseball coach at Pea Ridge nearly came unraveled just as it was getting started 30 years ago.

Letter to the editor

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

McNiel opposes tax

Sheriff's Office Reserve division recruiting

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

On a traffic stop, training Sgt. Jon Hodoway with the Benton County Sheriff's Office Reserve Division found a bit of a dilemma when the driver had a warrant and a pair of kids in the backseat.

Night fishing offered at Hobbs State Park

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Benton County Jail

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, March 21

Invest in the future

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

When a couple marries, they generally move into their own home, usually an apartment or a small house.

Blackhawk track

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Young Blackhawk Jared Brewer clears a hurdle Monday during the home track meet for seventh-graders. Brewer took first in the boys 110-meter hurdle with a time of 17:71 and in the boys 300-meter hurdles with a time of 53:25.

City evaluates water system

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Trying to assess the current financial status of the Garfield Water Department and make prudent decisions for the city, Garfield City Council members met in a special meeting Tuesday, March 28, to discuss water rates.

Former police chief pleads not guilty to capital murder

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A former police chief pleaded not guilty Monday to shooting a man to death.

'Taaaake' me out to the ball game

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Or maybe you ought to take yourself out to the ballgame, or ball games as both diamond athlete teams are making waves in 4A state rankings this spring.

Marriage licenses

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Benton County

Pea Ridge Police February 2017

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Call Count Prev. month YTD

School landscape sees changes

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Annual Spring Cleanup

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

The annual spring cleanup began Tuesday, April 4, for residents of Pea Ridge. Household hazardous wastes will not be accepted.

Shiloh Museum

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Butterflies

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

There were no reports by press time.

Easter events

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Saturday, April 8

Public meetings

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, April 10

Historic Springdale building being refurbished

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Pea Ridge Schools calendar

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Saturday, April 22

Community Calendar

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, April 6

Community events

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Safety first

Shiloh Museum summer camps

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- Registration is underway for the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History's summer camps for children. Campers will explore the intersection of science and history through hands-on activities and crafts related to photography, water, trees and inventions. Snacks are provided for both camps; lunch is provided for campers attending Session II.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, March 30

Alumni dinner is Saturday

posted: 04/05/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Report